Thursday, January 19, 2012

Very late, but it did happen.

Sorry I haven't been around much. With Christmas and and new years, I was really busy, then school started again and I had to get back into the swing of things. Now I am here and will hopefully be doing the challenge every two days again.

This time instead of saying what God has showed me over the last year (which would be enough to fill books) I am going to share what my theme for this semester is going to be.

Psalm 56

1 Be merciful to me, O God, for man would swallow me up;

Fighting all day he oppresses me.

2 My enemies would hound me all day,

For there are many who fight against me, O Most High.
3 Whenever I am afraid,

I will trust in You.

4 In God (I will praise His word),

In God I have put my trust;

I will not fear.

What can flesh do to me?
5 All day they twist my words;

All their thoughts are against me for evil.

6 They gather together,

They hide, they mark my steps,

When they lie in wait for my life.

7 Shall they escape by iniquity?

In anger cast down the peoples, O God!
8 You number my wanderings;

Put my tears into Your bottle;

Are they not in Your book?

9 When I cry out to You,

Then my enemies will turn back;

This I know, because God is for me.

10 In God (I will praise His word),

In the LORD (I will praise His word),

11 In God I have put my trust;

I will not be afraid.

What can man do to me?

12 Vows made to You are binding upon me, O God;

I will render praises to You,

13 For You have delivered my soul from death.

Have You not kept my feet from falling,

That I may walk before God

In the light of the living?
God showed me this one Sunday morning and I latched onto it. I am making this my theme for the semester. Verses 3 and 4 are my favorite! I can't find words to explain, by they really speak to me.
In Christ alone,
Josh Martin